Catherine Plenevaux is the founder and editor of Brussels record label Lexi Disques. Since its first release in 2008, the single la pente/loupiotes by Benjamin Franklin, this boutique label proposes records at the crossing of experimental music and pop. With a special affection for 45 rpm vinyl eps, the label is sometimes a challenge for […]
Belgium Underground has met the a-typical and unorthodox singer Didier Odieu, who will retrace his delibeartely chaotic carreer, from his punk debut with the extremely short-lived band Ablasnief Krugzzz, then with Odieu et le Feu. Upsetting, prone to the most unexpected behaviour, more likely to burn his own ship than let himself be cornered, or understood, what Odieu likes is disorder.
What remains of his flamboyant presence at Théâtre 140 can be expressed in one word: audacity! A kind of imaginative nerve, unified in focus, which Piero Kenrolls openly acknowledges in the second chapter of his book Gravé dans le Rock: “The dullness of its name, due to the fact that it was located at 140 Avenue Plasky in Schaerbeek, sheds no light on its often bold program. Aside from the avant-garde plays, the stand-up comedian acts, and the various cultural events that were as gratifying as they were unexpected, Dekmine was the first to have the nerve to book pop music at his venue.”
Luc Calis has long been co-owner of the Arlequin record store. He retraces his steps from a punk youth in the countryside to the discovery of the music underground of Brussels.
Casablanca Moon was more than just a record shop. Founded in 1979 by Michel Lambot, Raf Bauwens, Dominique Cornet, and Brigitte Brouillard, the store went on to become a meeting place for a great deal of Brussels-based musicians.
There are places that simply by invoking their name call to mind the representation of what they stand for. As if we had always been accustomed to their existence. As if they had always embodied what we believed them to be. As if they were destined to perpetually populate the landscape with their silhouette. The […]